Top Ten Batsmen Of Cricket World Cup 2015
Boring according to some, ICC cricket World Cup 2015 was full of surprises for most people. It was perhaps the best world cup for non-test playing teams as most of these teams and players inspired cricket fans from all over the world. Fans also saw some exciting innings from different batsmen. Who can ever forget 237 not out inning of Martin Guptill or 162 not out inning of AB De Villiers? It won’t be wrong if it is said that most matches were dominated by batsmen. Here is the list of top 10 batsmen of ICC CWC 2015 who constantly performed for their teams and inspired cricket fans.
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Right-Handed top order Kiwi batsman, Martin Guptill is the top scorer of world cup 2015. Guptill scored 547 runs in 9 world cup matches with the average of 68.37. His best inning was against West Indies in Quarter-Final when he achieved the landmark and became the first Kiwi batsman to score a double century and scored second highest individual score in the history of One Day internationals. Guptill remained not out at 237 in the match.
Second in the list of top scorers, Sri Lankan left-handed batsman Kumar Sangakkara has the highest batting average in the world cup 2015. He scored 541 runs in only 7 matches with the remarkable average of 108.20. His highest score in the event was only 124 runs but it showed that he consistently performed throughout the world cup, rather than scoring few bulks only. However, it was no surprise as Sangakkara is known to be among most consistent performers, the world of cricket has ever seen.
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Unable to take his team through the finals, Ab de Villiers remained the highest runs scorer from South Africa and ended up third in the list of top 10 batsmen of the world cup. He maintained a brilliant average of 96.40 in 8 matches and scored 482 runs. Highest score of South African right-handed batsman was 162 not out in merely 66 balls and helped his team to score their highest one day total.
It may seems surprising to some people but Zimbabwean right-handed batsman and part time wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor is at fourth position in the list of top world cup 2015 batsmen. It is just another evidence of the fact that smaller teams played extraordinary cricket and surprised cricket fans. With highest individual total of 168 runs, Brendan Taylor scored 433 runs in total of 6 world cup matches. He ended up with brilliant average of 72.16.
With the nickname of Gabbar, Indian left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan is among those few batsmen which made a lot of fans in very small duration of time. Although Dhawan failed to score runs against West Indies and UAE, he made a brilliant century against South Africa. The score of 137 in this inning remained his highest individual score of world cup. Overall, Dhawan scored 412 runs in 8 world cup matches with an average of 51.50.
Started his career as right-arm leg break bowler, Steve Smith went on to become one of the top batsman for present Australian cricket team. His is also known for his unorthodox and stylish batting and has attracted huge number of cricket fans. He is the only Australian batsman to make into top 10 batsman list of cricket world cup 2015. He scored 402 runs in 8 world cup matches, with a promising average of 67 runs.
Former Sri Lankan captain and current one-day international batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is known to be among most innovative cricketers of his era. It is absolute treat to watch him batting and hitting unorthodox and innovative cricket shots. Luckily, Dilshan didn’t disappoint his fans in the world cup 2015. Thanks to not out inning of 161 runs, he was able to maintain a very healthy average of just under 66 runs in the world cup event. With total score of 395 runs in 7 matches, Dilshan got the spot of seventh highest scorer of 2015 ICC world cup.
Faf Du Plessis is a right-handed South African batsman who often bats in the middle order and also captains South African team in T20 internationals. Du Plessis is known as ‘Marathon man’ in the cricket circles. Du Plessis was able to win 8th spot in the list of top batsmen of ICC cricket World cup 2015 and he is the second South African batsman to make into this list after AB. Du Plessis scored 373 runs in 8 matches of the event with an average of 74.60. His highest score was 109 runs.
29 years old right-handed Bangladeshi batsman Mahmudullah Riyad is considered to be among top batsmen, Bangladeshi cricket has ever produced. Mahmudullah has a healthy average of 35.24 in 115 One Day International cricket matches. He also performed brilliant in the 2015 cricket world. Even though he just played 6 matches, he remained the ninth highest scorer of the event. Bangladeshi team might have lost the match but Mahmudullah scored a brilliant unbeaten 128 runs against New Zealand, which was also his highest score in the world cup. Overall, Mahmudullah scored 365 runs with an average of exactly 73 runs.
Sometimes criticized for very defensive approach, former Pakistani skipper and middle order batsman is considered to be among very lucky cricketers. Misbah continued to score tons of runs for his team with an average of 43.30 in 162 ODIs but remained unlucky to score even a single century. He remained the best Pakistani batsman in last many months and it was also evident in the cricket world cup 2015. He is the only Pakistani batsman to be featured in the top 10 batsmen of the event. His highest score in the event was 76 and overall he scored 350 runs in 7 matches. He maintained an average of exactly 50 runs.
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